Friday, April 30, 2010
Take a look at my journey so far:
Thursday, April 29, 2010
- Create a video using the pictures from class
- Consider www.Animoto.com (
Bored with his ad agency gig and the uninspiring work he was producing, Ji Lee – now Creative Director of Google Creative Lab – decided to take matters into his own hands in 2002. The result was the ad-spoofing Bubble Project, in which Lee placed blank speech bubbles on ads around New York City. The masses responded and the project went viral, gaining Lee recognition and ultimately forwarding his professional career. Here, Lee talks about how he created, financed, and marketed the project single-handedly.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
We’ve touched on several video-capture tools and web-based file-conversion tools. Sometimes, though, you just can’t wait for Zamzar to get around to converting your file. Or maybe the video you need to work with is a local file and your online video capture tool won’t work on a local file. In cases like this you need a local solution installed on your computer, and Any Video Converter Freeware is an excellent choice for the job.
A completely free application, AVCF can convert most of the industry-standard file formats and output just as many (although you can’t input .swf files — it only outputs them). AVCF includes some editing functionality like cropping videos and arranging video clips to make movies (think iMovie without all the Apple aesthetics).
Speaking of Apple, those of you who don’t like iMovie and want to try something else, there is a mac version of AVCF.
As a result of severe autism and learning disabilities, eleven-year-old Callum Lodge is unable to talk. In order to allow his son to communicate with the world around him, his father has developed Speaks4me, an electronic communication system.As you can see in the video, Speaks4me appears to allow the user to choose images in order to communicate needs or thoughts. And while it's a pretty simple system, I think it might make quite a difference in the life of someone who was previously unable to express himself in a manner that could be understood by those around him. [Speaks4Me via BBC viaWired UK]
Friday, April 23, 2010
The U.S. Foreign Service Institute teaches foreign languages to government diplomats and personnel for duties abroad—and it's courses are available online, for free. Which means you can access audio, texts, and tests in 41 different languages.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
- Can you tell he speaks very little English?
- Can you tell he has never been on TV in the US prior to this performance?
- How many hours do you think Lin practiced at his craft of singing?
- How many times did he hit a wrong note or wrong lyrics?
- How many times do you think people told him that he is a terrible or can't sing?
- How many times do you think people told him he would never be successful?
- How much time do you spend planning and researching your lessons/activities?
- How much time do you spend practicing and rehearsing your lessons/activities?
- Do you seek others feedback and input?
- Do you record yourself (audio/video) while rehearsing your teaching segments?
- Do you ask your teachers, TA's and peers questions about your assignments?
- What are you willing to do in order for you to perform at an equally high level that is eventually recognized as being inspiring?
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Applications for EducationTal.ki provides a great way to add a discussion forum to your classroom blog or website. Use Tal.ki to provide your students with a place to ask you questions. Or use Tal.ki as a place for students to ask each other homework help questions, essentially turning your forum into a student-run homework help center.
If you're using Blogger to host your classroom blog, the easiest way to embed a forum is to add a new page and embed the Tal.ki code into that page. That way your forum stands alone as an element of your blog.
Friday, April 16, 2010
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